Our 'Land of the Free' Has 25% of the World's Prisoners

We all pay a heavy price for America's ill-fated war on drugs.

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Land of the Free? US Has 25 Percent of the World’s Prisoners (via Moyers & Company)

The United States has about five percent of the world’s population and houses around 25 percent of its prisoners. In large part, that’s the result of the “war on drugs” and long mandatory minimum sentences, but it also reflects America’s…

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